posted by davidt
on Thursday April 10 2003, @08:00AM
Steven Mark writes:
Well-respected Baseball writer/ analyst for the Boston Globe and ESPN gives the Boston Red Sox bullpen their very own Smiths theme song.
Boston's bullpen blew the opening game when Alan Embree and Chad Fox coughed up a 4-1 ninth-inning lead. The Red Sox lost the fifth game when Fox walked in the winning run and in between were twice saved by a throw to the plate to avoid another loss and blown save. In its first five games, the much-publicized Committee allowed 17 earned runs in 24 innings and was 0-for-3 in save opportunities.
The Smiths' "Panic" may be playing on every FM station from Bangor to Block Island and supermarket register clerks know that there are eight active relievers with more career saves than the combined 187 career saves of The Committee.